Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Knee - Apley's Distraction Test

Apley's distraction test is commonly performed in conjunction with Apley's compression test. The patient starting position is the same (prone with the knee flexed to 90 degrees). The examiner will apply traction to the lower leg while rotating the tibia medially and laterally. Pain with this maneuver can indicate a ligamentous injury of the knee.


SHUBHAM said...

is ths test show ligament tear or meniscus tear?

Dreaming a Dream. said...

It tests for all four ligaments. Appleys griding test is used for testing the meniscus's.